Exploring Parliament offers a fresh perspective on an ancient institution. It provides a real-life insight into the inner workings, impact, and relevance of twenty-first century Parliament. Short academic and practitioner chapters are combined with relevant and practical case studies, to provide an introduction to Parliament's structures, people, and practices. As well as covering the broader structure of UK Parliament, this text explains the role of small parties in law-making, the design and space of Parliament, and offers illuminating case studies on highly topical areas such as the Backbench Business Committee, the Hillsborough Inquiry and recent pieces of legislation such as the Assisted Dying Bill.
Keywords:law-making, UK Parliament, Backbench Business Committee, Hillsborough Inquiry, Assisted Dying Bill, legislation, small parties
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- Part I Introducing
- Part II The Organization of Parliament
- Part III Law-making
- Part IV Scrutiny and Accountability
- Part V Representation
- Part VI Challenges and Reform
- Part VII Concluding Thoughts